Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, vice president for cultural affairs at Arizona State University and executive director of ASU Gammage, a multipurpose performing arts center on the campus of the university in Tempe, is the recipient of the 2023 Broadway League Leadership Award. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of league members from across the board and their commitment to producing and presenting live theater for Broadway and touring Broadway.
Jennings-Roggensack serves as co-advisor to Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University on the advisory council on African American affairs and is Arizona’s only artist eligible to vote for the Tony Awards. She was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Council on the Arts from 1994–97, and also served three years as the president of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Broadway industry and peers,” Jennings-Roggensack said. “I am grateful to the Broadway League, colleagues, and our loyal patrons at ASU Gammage who make our mission of connecting the community to live theater possible.”
Jennings-Roggensack joined the staff at Arizona State University in 1992. She is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where she majored in sixteenth-century literature and modern dance. She holds a master’s degree in high education administration from Colorado State University.